Ubuntu has released the schedule of this year's Ubuntu Developer Week. The event will take place from July 12, 2010 to July 16 2010 and will cover several aspects of Ubuntu development, from crash-courses in getting started with working on Ubuntu to more advanced topics.
"Ubuntu Developer Week is back again, which means five days of action-packed IRC sessions where you learn more about hacking on Ubuntu, developing Ubuntu and how to interact with other projects,
" the official announcement
"We’ll have a fantastic time from July 12th 2010 to July 16th 2010, great speakers, interesting sessions, lots of good questions and great people who get to know each other,
" it continued.
Ubuntu developers and enthusiasts wanting to contribute will get together online for five days of sessions hosted by some of Ubuntu's greatest developers. Here are some of the topics the developers will go over in the sessions:
· Getting involved with Ubuntu development, becoming a Kubuntu Ninja, Authoring Upstart jobs, Working With Translations, Having fun with Packaging QA;
· How Daily Builds work, Operation Cleansweep, Setting up a validation dashboard, Working with Merge Proposals, Working with Django, Adopting an Upstream, Forwarding Bugs and Patches Upstream;
· How to work with Debian, Ubuntu Server, Xubuntu and Edubuntu goodness, Kernel Triage;
· Widgetcraft, QT Quick, QML;
· Desktop goodness, Application Indicators, Rocking Papercuts.
To participate, all you have to do is join the #ubuntu-classroom channel on irc.freenode.net. Sessions start Monday July 12, 2010 at 16:00 UTC. The odd hour was chosen to accommodate for as many people from around the world as possible. The main channel will be in English, again to ensure that the highest number of people can join, but there will be translations in several languages for those who aren't comfortable enough with their English to ask questions. You can get more info here